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with former u.s. senator sam nunn and the increasing tension caused by iran's nuclear ambitions. he serves as the co-chair of the nuclear threat initiative. recently the u.n. and u.s. announced a new round of sanctions against iran for failing to comply with previous restrictions. also, levar burton is here. he is back with a new film called "the jensen project," premiering friday night on nbc. sam nunn and actor lavar burton, coming up right now. -- sam nunn and actor levar burton, coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i'm james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, nationwide insurance is happy to help tavis improve of financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: sam nunn is a former u.s. senator from g
reforms in the u.s., congress passes the president's plans for tough new regulation of the banking industry. stopped at last, the oil leaking into the gulf seems to have stopped since bp began testing its cap on the leaking under seawell. the bed and kinds of its regulations dealing with the abuse of children by priests. welcome to bbc world news, a broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you, a special report from jerusalem. we reveal how israeli activists are offering a large sums of money is to palestinians for private property. and are the back for good? this time, robin williams is with them. take that is performing. ♪ >> hello. some call it the most profound overhaul of american financial regulation since the great depression. after many hurdles and much tussling, the financial regulation bill will finally become law. in a narrow vote, the u.s. senate has passed a bill to president obama first proposed the reforms more than a year ago and said he wants to sign it into law next week. going to our new york bureau now. this has been
right. mike viqueira on the white house lawn, thanks very much. >>> new reports of just how much the u.s. paid that iranian scientist for secrets of iran's nuclear program. jim miklaszewski joins us from the pentagon. mick, the numbers are staggering. the cia paid $5 million and one report said offered him $50 million to not return to iran. do we know how true the report is? >> reporter: the claim from the iranian nuclear scientist himself and no basis to that fact but u.s. officials confirm that the cia paid this nuclear scientist $5 million after the scientist defected to the united states but he's now returning to teheran. good news here according to u.s. officials is this person cannot get the hands on that money. he returned to teheran overnight a hero's welcome and reunion with his wife and son who may have been in danger back there in iran but the money is in frozen accounts controlled by the u.s. government for the time being. one of the big questions here, chuck, is once sanctions if they're ever lifted on iran would he then have the ability to get at that $5 million? but there'
,249. a batch of new numbers raised more questions today about where the u.s. economy is headed. the latest data on jobs, housing and manufacturing underscored concerns that the recovery may be losing steam at the year's midpoint. in manufacturing, the federal reserve reported factory output fell last month after three months of growth. at the same time, new claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest in nearly two years. but it was mostly due to seasonal factors. meanwhile, the private firm realtytrac reported 528,000 home foreclosures in the first six months of 2010. the company warned that lenders could repossess more than one million homes by year's end, a new record. at that rate, it could take until 2013 to work through the backlog of repossessed properties. president obama focused on the broad economic picture, as he spoke at the ground breaking of a new factory in holland, michigan. >> the progress we've made so far is not nearly enough to do - - undo the enormous damage that this recession caused. as i've said since the first day i took office, it's going to take time to reverse the
>> carry on. after 24 hours of questions, the u.s. government orders bp to press on with the key pressure test on it it's blown out well in the gulf of mexico. world cup fever gives way to budget bliss. the prime minister spain warned of tough times ahead. -- world cup fever gives way to budget blues. and the iranian nuclear scientist who surfaced in washington is on his way home. welcome -- welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- a guided tour around the disputed land. our correspondent gets are rare glimpse inside tibet. the chinese government is never far away. in this special report from the tropical mountain forests of kenya and the fight to protect this east african paradise. hello to you. the u.s. government has ordered bp to proceed with a key pressure test on its blown out well in the gulf of mexico. the point is to establish whether they should press ahead and sealed the well completely. officials held the work up for 24 hours until bp could answer the question if
made me unconscious, then transferred me to the u.s. aboard a military plane. >> under the watchful eye of an iranian deputy foreign minister, he gave more details of his treatment by the americans. >> within the first two months, i was subjected to fierce mental and psychological torture by agents and interrogators by the u.s. central intelligence agency. >> at the cia, they have a very different story. sources have told the american media that shahram amiri was paid $5 million for coming to the united states. he came to us freely and left as freely, said american officials. they believe the video messages sent by mr. shahram amiri back from the united states to iran, in which he related details of his alleged kidnapping, was an attempt by him to get back into favor with the iranian government so he could return to his family. the americans say he has given important information about the nuclear program. mr. shahram amiri denies he is a top nuclear scientist, it's -- insisting he is a simple researcher. the truth may never emerge. even if he was a defector, the iranian authorities hav
. >>> an iranial nuclear scientist who defected to the u.s. and then changed his mind has been given a hero's welcome back in iran. he claimed he was abducted in 2009 while on a pilgrimage. u.s. officials say that's not true and suggested he return to iran out of fear for his family. "the washington post" reports since he left he may not be able to access the $5 million that the cia paid him for intelligence on iran's nuclear program. while he claims he knew little about iran's program, u.s. described his cooperation as significant. >>> former vice president dick cheney is recovering after undergoing heart surgery at a virginia hospital last week. in a statement, cheney, who has suffered five heart attacks since he was 37 said doctors implanted a small pump in his chest that will help him resume an active life. the battery powered device is designed to support a fail i heart to pump through the body and relieve pressure. the pump was the 69-year-old's only option since he couldn't wait for a transplant due to his heart's rapidly diminishing health. >>> and now here's a look at some other st
to fight the lawsuit. >> shepard: okay. trace gallagher in los angeles. thank you. the u.s. is responding to new allegations from the iranian nuclear scientist to claims he was paid -- no, he claims the c.i.a. paid him millions of dollars in exchange for intelligence on iran's atomic program. angelina jolie plays a spy but premiere? "studio b" continues in 90 seconds. black keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. [ but aleve can last 12 hours. tylenol 8 hour lasts 8 hours. and aleve was proven to work better on pain than tylenol 8 hour. so why am i still thinking about this? how are you? good, how are you? [ male announcer ] aleve. proven better on pain. >> 13 minutes past the hour. at least ten people are dead after a suspected u.s. drone attack in part of pakistan said to be infested with militants. thee missiles struck in north waziristan along the border is pakistan, a place where osama bin laden may be hiding. a few hundred miles to the north and east a suicide bomber killed five people. nearly 60 were injured. the swat v
. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: goodvening. two big developments tonight concerning the u.s. financial system: the senate passed the most comprehensive financial reform bill since the 1930s. and susie, late today, goldman sachs settled its civil fraud case with the s.e.c., agreeing to pay more than half a billion dollars. >> susie: tom, we begin with that historic reform bill. it's designed to prevent financial crises in the future. the senate approved the legislation by a vote of 60 to 39. the president is expected to sign it into law next week. >> tom: the new rules will mean huge changes for consumers, and for banks across the country, from the big banks like j.p. morgan, citi, and bank of america to smaller regional firms. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: it's a safe bet school kids decades from now will be quizzed on the dodd- frank wall street reform and consumer protection act. they'll be asked about the new financial stability oversight council, and how it was empowered to identify and correct the kinds of risks regulators missed in the great recession; about the new consumer
the death tax. >> marco rubio idea number six. "fundamentally reform the u.s. tax code." he says, "the u.s. should have a tax system that is simpler," or as the spokesman says -- >> we simplify the tax code by reducing the number of tax rates from the current five rates to four. >> before carrying on -- beyond carrying on the bush economic and tax agenda that worked out so awesome, other marco rubio ideas, "track very closely with what house republicans have proposed this year." things like ending taxes on dividends and capital gains and reforming the alternative minimum tax. taxes is what republicans want to run on. the problem is, they also want to run on against the deficit. >> the american people are saying to us, you're spending too much, you're running up too many debts, and we expect you to do something about it. >> i see no shame in wanting to lower the debt off the backs of our kids. i think that's a good conversation to have with america right now. >> republicans want to be the anti-deficit and anti-debt party right now, but they also want to run on george bush's tax policies. an
rpassed vietnam as the longest military campaign in u.s. history. republican richard lugar demands more clarity about the administration's direction. also tributes were being paid to three british soldiers who also lost their lives in violent attacks, kill the by a rogue afghan soldier who has since gone on the run. >> they've got to reassure us they're doing everything they can to minimize it happening again. but for those who it has happened to in that patrol base, this will have been a horrific event. >> as the british casualties also continue to climb, it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend the british presence in afghanistan. also, this morning afghan president hamid karzai endorsed a u.s. plan to set up local police forces to help afghan villagers protect themselves. >> thanks to sonia gallego in london. >>> officers from north korea and the american-led united nations force that helps protect south korea came face to face this morning. on the agenda was the sinking of that south korean navy ship back in march. 46 south korean sailors were killed in that incident. th
, thank you. >>> and coming up, a big day in iraq. u.s. troops take another step closer to a targeted withdrawal and a judge is taking on the new immigration law. are there more challenges on the way. and take another live look outside. enjoy the forecast. it's still coming up. but martin o'malley went to work. cutting $5 billion in waste and government spending, while also making opportunities for middle class families a priority. freezing college tuition four years in a row, record investments in our schools, and tax credits for small businesses to create jobs. while other states are still struggling, martin o'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward. >>> it's a milestone day in iraq, the u.s. troops hand over the control of the detention facility. and this is a push for complete sovereignty. the u.s. is ready to pull out all forces by september and the remaining troops will be with drawn by the end of the next year. [ indiscernible ] >> and in iran, a nuclear scientist returned after a stay in the u.s.. the man claims he was abducted by cia agents. he came to
in saudi arabia and resurfaced last month in a series of videos. in this particular one he reported u.s. agents abducted him and subjected him to mental torture. then in another video he insisted he was happy here in the united states. he later accused the united states of putting this out as propaganda. well the feds report the nuclear scientist was a willing defector who shared useful information as they call it about iran and that he was free to leave any time he wanted there are suggestions that someone back home may have threatened his family. forcing him to make up the kidnapping story. a story to which he stuck today. >> god willing, i will at an appropriate time prove all these things and show that, in fact, lies come from the mouths of u.s. officials. >> shepard: he better hope so because he is back in iran. but as he greeted his 7-year-old son at the airport today, a report surfaced that those u.s. officials paid him for the information he shared. which, as it turns out, isn't really so unusual. mike emanuel at the pentagon. our government claims it was around $5 million or so
to some of the most educated people in the u.s. researchers of the bookings institution say half of the adults in the d.c. area have college degrees, more than a fifth have graduate or professional degrees. that's more than any other metro area in the nation. >>> one of those smart people, former white house press secretary dana perino has a new job at george washington university. he served as press secretary for president george w. bush from 2007 to 2009. well now she'll be an adjunct professional. she was the first to serve as a white house press secretary. >>> new claims for unemployment numbers will see a drop but most warn not to read too much into that. initial jobless claims dropped to 429,000. that is the lowest level in nearly two years but one concern is that manufacturing companies, including general motors, reported fewer seasonal layoffs than they normally do this time of year. >>> and a new fox 5 franchise. ask the question, is the world broke? here is a likely sign. thousands of people lined up for a federal jobs fair in downtown d.c. wisdom martin was there as we
, the first one is a phoenix police officer whose name is david salgado, a native-born u.s. citizen of mexican ancestry. his opposition to sb 1070 is based on several broad constitutional arguments. one is that the law violates the 14th amendment, which guarantees minorities full rights as u.s. citizens. the other claim is that the law conflicts with what's known as the supremacy clause of the constitution. he argue sths that it gives the federal government, not state and local police forces authority over immigration laws. he also says that the law is having a chilling effect on his first amendment rights to speak out against it. tj? >> well, casey, what does, i guess this also has to be kind of torn. because this is an officer of the law who wants to uphold the law, of course, but he's been asked to uphold a law that he doesn't quite frankly believe in. >> right, and officer salgado said he's in a dilemma and plans to not enforce the law because he believes it's unconstitutional. here's the dilemma, he said that could subject him to discipline from his employer, the phoenix police department
that crippled the u.s. economy. craig bosswell has the latest detail. >> reporter: the yays are 60, the nays are 39. the report is agreed to. >> reporter: the senate approved the broadest overhaul financial rule since the great depression. >> giving consumers and taxpayers the strongest protect they had. >> reporter: it creates a new consumer protection bureau untended to protect consumers from predatory lenders and eliminates banks investments and gives the government more power to dismantle troubled financial firms. >> ending too big to fail, never again, ever again should we have to go through what we did in the fall of 2008, to ask the american taxpayer to write a check for $700 billion. when you add it all together, this is going to lead to credit contraction of probably a trillion or more. >> reporter: republicans say the more than 530 new regulations in the 2300-plus page bill will hinder job creation, create more taxes while not addressing the government's role in the financial crisis. >> it does nothing to reform the government-responder -- sponsored enterprises that many believe to
the war in afghanistan became the longest war in u.s. history, surpassing the conflict in vietnam. >>> a major discovery at ground zero today in new york. a relic which appears to be a ship dating from the 18th century was found by workers at the world trade center site in lower manhattan. the 32-foot long hull, timber samples will be sent to a laboratory to help get a sense of exactly when the boat was built. archaeologists are racing to record and analyze the ship before the delicate wood now exposed to air begins to deteriorate. >>> it's been dormant for 75 years, and a dangerous infection hits a popular florida tourist destination. experts say warning, this could spread north. we'll tell you what it is ahead. >>> another brand new explosive audiotape reportedly of actor mel gibson lashing out at his ex-girlfriend and there are new accusations that gibson injured their baby. if this case is is domestic violence, how do you address it? we'll be right back. tlemen, the 57th president of the united states. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ bell rings ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's fastes
trial. >>> u.s. news and world report is out with the annual best hospital rankings. johns hopkins is tops again. hopkins has the top ranking for the 20th year in a row. hospital plays first in five specialties and ranked in the 11 ward categorys. good smair didn't hospital and union memorial also made the list. >>> in the health watch report, dick cheney is recovering from surgery after doctors installed a pump to help his heart work. >> reporter: this device known as an l mad is helping former vice president dick cheney's heart pump blood. it relieves pressure on the heart by rerouting blood headed for the left ventricle. >> one goes to the left ventricle or the muscle of the heart and the other in to the aorta, the artery taking blood away from the heart. this device is outside the patient. this is their battery powered part of the device, they are attached to this for the rest of their lives cheney who has had five heart attacksish issued a statement saying the operation went well and expected to resume usual activities. in the past the machines have been used temporarily to bu
million by the intelligence agency to provide information on iran's nuclear program. the u.s. says he was a willing defector. amiri left washington abruptly yesterday arriving in tehran to a hero's welcome. the "post" says the scientist has not ablimped to give the money back but night not be able to assess it after breaking off his deal with the cia. >>> a man believed to be faisal facade, pleading guilty in the failed times square bomb squad, uplinked from the aarabic paper. >> this attack on the united states will also be a revenge attack from all, for all the mujahadin and the oppressed people of muslim. for example, shahid as well as abu musab al zarqawi. i will take revenge on their behalf and hope that their hearts will be pleased with this attack. >> here's what al ar beah is saying that it physicallys him >>> and just enough help from republicans to pass a bill. you never know what's happening on capitol hill. live on capitol hill live, brianna keilar. you never know what's going to happen. a long time in the making, really. you were there when the economy was on the brink of
.59%, 1996, 5.41%, 1997, 4.94%, 1998, 4.5%, 1999, 4.22%, 2000, 3.97%. u.s. department of labor unemployment figures. i was a ranking member of the immigration subcommittee during that period when republicans were in charge under newt gingrich and under the subsequent speaker of the house. we could not move immigration reform, and we had the lowest unemployment that we could ever have. it bothers me now to use the excuse of unemployment for that. could i ask the crgy quickly to -- and if i could start with president land, what do we do about senator mccain and senator graham, who committed to us to work together in a bipartisan way? i don't think this should be a single-party issue. it should be an sue for america. and let me remind everyone that the idea of immigration reform is to take care of those who are stranded here in this country. president land, what should we do with that mind-set that no immigration reform will pass as long as i'm a republican in the united states congress? which i am not. >> well, i think congressman lee, my home -- you represent my hometown of houston, and -- >
not be too much the u.s. government can do. >> thank you. the effects of this bill are very far-reaching. one example. animal shelters are filling with abandoned animals whose owners cannot care for them. you can watch our online report and find out how you can help rescue efforts. click on the gulf oil spill under hot topics at the top of the home page. >> lawmakers passed a financial reform plan to crack down on wall street and hopefully prevent another wall street prices. our reporter has the project economy report. >> it was 60-39. financial reform passed on a party-line vote. democrats broke a republican filibuster. >> thank you. thanks to the american people. finally. >> president obama hopes boaters applaud. >> we have over the last two years stockton economic freefall. stabilize the financial center. >> to protect consumers, the bill sets up two new agencies. to regulate banking and crack down on risky investments -- risky investments. after the meltdown of 2007. >> to fix the system so this does not happen again. >> republicans were opposed. >> this is the kind of thing americans are
by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. it could take as much as five to six years for the u.s. economy to fully recover. tom, that's the federal reserve's revised forecast for the economy, released today along with the minutes of its june meeting. >> tom: and susie, the fed is also painting a weaker picture for this year. policymakers predict the gross domestic product will grow between 3% and 3.5% in 2010. in april, policymakers were more optimistic, expecting growth of as much as 3.7%. >> susie: tom, the fed blamed "economic developments abroad" for the change in its economic outlook, but economist anthony chan worries the central bank's growth projections are still off. >> i think an argument could be made that when you look at the growth band that the federal reserve has, that it's still fairly optimistic. a 3% number on the low side is still pretty high. i think that if there is a surprise, it could still be to the downside of that 3% number. >> susie: now, no signs of growth today from the retail sector. june sales at the nation's retailers fell 0.5%, much weaker than economists
spencer got an idea. >> you know a lot of the kids had never been outside of the u.s. before. some hadn't been outside of d.c. >> reporter: using about $50,000 in private donations, they decided to take the middle schoolers to africa. but he wanted more than a sightseeing trip. ♪ >> we want to spend time with the kids. >> reporter: they talked to them about aids and hiv, sharing what they've learned here in the u.s. with kids in a south african village, many of whom have lost at least one loved one to the disease. >> it reminds me of there were orphans. >> reporter: after what became a personal mission for the 14-year-olds, the highlight of the trip for the group. new young ambassadors took in a world cup match. ahmed washington at the world cup, actually has now been picked up by the soccer team here in d.c. >> yeah. how neat. >> yeah, d.c. united's team picked him up. >> a cool group. what a great experience. >> yes. they'll never forget it. >>> so are we done with the rain? >> for the time being, okay? it is going to return. and unfortunately, it's going to be some showers on our w
in iraq. seven years after the u.s.-led invasion that topelled saddam hussein, the united states is handing over the last facility under the control to iraqi authorities and the head said 1500 detainees are in the prison. he said the u.s. is holding on to another 200 detainees. >>> coming up on the news edge at 6, ground workers make an amazing discovery at the world trade center site that dates back hundreds of years. >>> this may not look like your typical day at the office, but they're hoping eventually it will be. i'm beth parker, i -- i will tell what you the coworkers are up to. >> it's named d.c. the -- peta's named d.c. the most vegetarian and vegan-family city. they eat like sunflower vegetarian restaurant helped the city earn the title. peta said d.c. is on the cutting edge of healthy cuisine earth and animal friendly. portland, oregon, and albuquerque, new mexico, round out the top three cities. >>> you heard of coffee breaks or -- brakes or a smoke brake. how about -- smoke break. how about an exercise break? it's started by a california doctor and is in d.c. getting
of the cia, who claim he had been in the u.s. of his own will. now, amiri claims he was kidnapped by the cia last year, whilst on a pilgrimage in saudi arabia. saying he was then placed under intense pressure by his collaborators to cooperate in the first months following his alleged kidnapping. and he was offered $50 million to stay in the u.s. this contradicts what washington is saying, that amiri was a willing zefecter. also, "the washington post" claims that amiri was paid $5 million for information on iran's nuclear program. if this is the case, it is unclear if he would be able to access that money. amidst the confusion of this case, what is certain is that iran is claiming this as a victory. it has reclaimed a man that has potentially been on the inside of a cia operation. rob? >> all right. sonia gallego in london. >>> and here at home, a billboard that seemed to compare president obama to hitler and lenin has been removed. it was put up last week by the north iowa tea party. the group says that was a bad decision that misrepresents the tea party movement. >>> and cleaning up in the
by the iroquois confederacy and they don't have the security features required at u.s. and english border crossings. they missed the first game this morning. it is set to play again on saturday. so what do you think? the iroquois nation may be within the nut boarders but it is not part of the this country. so should the players need u.s. passports to travel? share your thoughts on mcginty's mail bag at wes wes. >>> an update on a virginia man who was stuck in egypt. we told you aboutia yahweh healy last month. he was sent to yemen to study era back. but when he tried to come home he learned his name was on the no-fly list and he's been stuck in egypt ever since. today he told the associated press he's coming back to the united states tomorrow but he doesn't know why the u.s. officials changed their mind. >>> still ahead, topper is looking ahead to the weekend with a check on the forecast. >>> but first, you feel like you are surrounded by idiots? not if you live around here. we'll explain, up next. ç> >>> you are so smart. no really, you are. at least that's what we're hearing from a bra
three guns, 100 rounds of ammunition, and a knife. to>>> nuclear scientist who defected to the u.s. returned to iran to a hero's welcome. he said he was tortured by the cia, but the u.s. said he was an informant who was paid millions of dollars. the money is now frozen. meanwhile, iran said there will be no swap for the three american hikers that were captured a year ago. the three are accused of spying on iran. >>> a developing story a faulty the controversy all immigration law and arizona. a federal judge heard testimony in the first lawsuit of a phoenix police officer, saying officers don't have the time or resources to enforce that law. the number of states including virginia support arizona in this. next week the federal government will try to block the law is saying that immigration is a federal responsibility. it is set to go into effect at the end of the month. >>> with the support of just three republicans, the senate passed financial reform bill today, meaning a crackdown on wall street, but what will it mean for you? >> before the president has signed the bill into law,
the u.s. is pouring more military forces into those regions, particularly in the south and the capital, the spiritual capital of the kandahar, of the taliban in kandahar and they knew that the taliban was going to fight long and hard to preserve what ground they had there and that's what we're seeing now. in terms of a military solution, you know, with all due respect to senator kerry, military official os here will say that's been their mantra from the very beginning. there is, in fact, no military solution there. the military is onlyç trying t provide enough security to enough widespread areas of afghanistan so that some kind of governance and law and order can be put into place. the time frame on that, some people here in the pentagon are predicting anywhere three to five years, but they don't expect this level of violence to continue much beyond the first of the year this year. >> jim miklaszewski, thank you. >> okay, chris. >>> the barefoot bandit is behind bars in miami right now wearing socks and sandals, by the way. authorities say his mother is partly to blame for his action
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arrived in tehran today. u.s. officials say he defected to the u.s. of his own free will and was paid $5 million for the information he provided. the official also told nbc news, he had grown noticeably concerned with his family's safety recently. they also note that iranian intelligence officials know he freely communicated with his family while he was here which undermines his kidnap claim them say he took a big chance in returning to iran. as for the money the u.s. paid him, it is in a frozen account and he cannot get to it. >> the vatican issued a revised set of in-house rules making it easier to discipline priest who's sexually abused minors. in its revision, the vatican doubled the statute of limitations in abuse cases from 10 to 20 years from the victim's 18th birthday. the new rules include possession of child pornography and the sexual abuse of mentally disabled adults are added to the list of crimes. the revision does not, however, contain measures to hold bishops accountable for abuse by priests on their watch. it does not require mandatory reporting of sex abuse to authoritie
saying about his time in the u.s.. some big news for parents and businesses, why thousands of cribs could soon be illegal. >>> i was averaging 50. >> skating for a cause. a teenager is on a mission. the heat is back. the heat is on a mission also. adam >> an iranian nuclear sciences is back in iran today. he got a hero's welcome from friends and family. he said he is finally saved from a u.s. reporter who he says capture them and tortured him. he was paid for $5 million for the nuclear program. and to go this happens all the time. defector's come across. they get paid a lot of money. once the boredom sets in and will leas, they realize that huge mistake. -- and lioneliness they realize that huge mistake. and >>> a surprise discovery at ground zero. they are excavating a ship holt call. it was found buried beneath the ground. they also found a 100 pound acre anchor. they believe it was put there to expand the size of manhattan island. >> imagine that back then? >>> let's talk about the weather situation. it is hot and sticky and muggy. >> no relief either. dog days of summer. we are not tt
of victims of pan am flight 103. for democratic u.s. senators are accusing bp of pressuring the british government, which they feel might have led to their release of the bomber, abdel al- megrahi. >> this is an extension of the nightmare. the more of it. >> for rosemary mild, who lost her daughter, it is like pouring salt on a one. she and the rest of the pan am families have had their suspicions when you're leading up to the release of abdel al- megrahi. >> we knew of that business and oil interests propelled the discussion to free the bomber. >> in august 2009, al-megrahi received a hero's welcome in libya after being released from a scottish prison. he was released because it was thought he had terminal cancer. it is a year later and he is apparently thriving. new accusations concerning the bombing, four senators point out that bp signed a $900 million exploration agreement with libya in may 2007. the same month that britain and libya began talks about the possible release. the senators feel bp pressured the government to make the deal happen. >> if bp is found to have gained access
with libya. u.s. lawmakers are outraged. >> if bp is found to have gained access to libyan oil reserves by using a mass murderer as a bargaining chip, then make no mistake. any money it makes off of that oil is blood money, pure and simple. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was asked about the tradeoff. >> seriously, i received the letter. >> reporter: she said she'd look into it but her spokesman suggested thereç is not much ty could do. >> some practical questions of what exactly they would be asking us to do and what would be our ability to inquire as to, you know, a conversation that might have alleged to have taken place between a private company, a government and another devulg government. >> reporter: bp acknowledges it did talk to the government in 2007 about what it calls the slow progress of the prisoner transfer agreement and that a delay could "have a negative impact on british commercial interests" including its oil exploration. that does raise a lot of questions. tamron? >>> right now thad allen is giving an update on the new containment cap that is placed
is responding today to a group of u.s. senators who want to know if the oil company played a part in the scottish government releasing the lockerbie bomber. now, this is what the statement reads in part. "it is a matter of public record that in late 2007, bp told the uk government that we were concerned about the slow progress that wasç being made concluding a prisoner transfer agreement with libya. bp was not involved in any discussions with the uk government or the scottish government about the release of mr. al megrahi." abdelbaset al megrahi was given a life sentence for his role in the bombing of pan-am flight 103 over scotland in 1988, in which 270 people were killed, including 189 americans, but he was then released on compassionate grounds because he has cancer. >>> now to bp's other major problem, the leaking oil in the gulf. crucial tests have begun in which bp hopes will ultimately lead to plugging the leak with a new cap. valves are slowly being closed as the pressure inside the spewing pipe is carefully monitored. admiral thad allen today said it could take a few da
$5 million to provide intelligence on tehran's nuclear program. "the washington post" quotes u.s. officials saying he was working with the cia for more than a year. amiri returned to iran this week to a hero's welcome after claiming he was abducted by cia agents and offered $50 million to stay in the u.s. >>> fda's top officials will soon decide the ultimate fate of the controversial diabetes drug avandia. an advisory panel made its recommendation yesterday saying that despite some studies showing increased risk of heart trouble and heart attacks, the drug should stay on the market. >> the vote reflected their serious concern about the safety of avandia. specifically its link to heart trouble. dr. sanjay gupta is following this story. >> were these data submitted to the fda? >> reporter: two days of intense debate. and emotion. >> i believe that i am leading for my life. before answering the questions posed by the fda, please think about those of us that have flourished on avandia. particularly those that can't take actos and have physical limits on exercise. for those people, a
. sweeping financial reforms in the u.s. congress passes the president's plan for regulation of the banking industry. the vatican titans regulations dealing with the abuse of children by -- titans regulations dealing with the abuse of children by priests -- tightens regulations dealing with the abuse of children by priests. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- a special report from jerusalem. how is really activists are offering large sums of money -- israeli activists are offering large sums of money to -- take that is reforming and this time robbie williams is with them. hello to you. bp has declared the flow of oil into the gulf of mexico has been stopped. 85 days since the first news back in april of an explosion on the deepwater horizon rig. eight workers died, and the leak is now widely seen as the worst american environmental disaster began. bp hopes to fix the problem properly within weeks. we have this from washington. >> this is the view of the destroyed the oil well, mome
a nuclear weapons program in iran. in the other he said he's here going to school. the u.s. didn't acknowledge he was in the states until tuesday. >> he's here on his wone accord. >> reporter: but he said he was kidnapped by the u.s. while in saudi arabia. >> they took me to a secret place and injectioned me and when i woke up i saw myself in a airline and they blinded my eyes and i realized i was in american territory. >> reporter: they claim te was a willing defector who changed his mind. now back in tehran, he said the c.i.a. offered him $50 million to stay in the u.s. >> i suspect he'll have a variety of things to say and my advice would be take what he says with a grain of salt. >> it's unclear if he got any money. but if he was offered $50 million it could indicate how valuable he was to u.s. intelligence officials. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. >>> toyota has faced worldwide recalls and lots of criticism. now the company is putting the blame back on drivers next. >>> and the latest as metro investigates what led to escalator problems that led to this kay ott this
it broke. now you have to fix it because it's broke. >> oh, dear. the u.s. travel association expects americans to take more than 330 million leisure trips during june, july and august. so make sure you keep it leisurely and avoid those breakdown headaches. back to you. >> an ounce of prevention. >> yep. >> thank you. >>> commuters say metro is driving them crazy. the escalators have been down for days and they won't be back any time soon. how are people getting around this problem? >>> also, on the attack. who is stepping in to slam a december councilmember after news4 revealed details about a $50,000 personal debt. >>> a new study puts d.c. at the head of the class. >>> some sprinkles popping up across the area. let me take you there on doppler. north of eldersburg heading toward howard county and right south of reston right now. but in the evening sky, you'll still be able to check out our new crescent moon. it is farther left of venus. almost the same altitude above the horizon. the forecast tomorrow, 95 degrees. more of that hazy sunshine and lots of humidity right through the we
was planning to attack the u.s. he says he hopes the revention strike against america for the afghan war will touch the hearts of muslims. last month shahzad pleaded guilty to the reported car bombing on may 1. >>> the back and forth on what to call ideology that inspires terrorists such as osama bin laden is getting more complicated. correspondent catherine herridge is here to tell us, because the man who sets the rules for the administration may have changed them. good evening. >> even though in recent months top officials in the white house discouraged the words as jihadists, terrorism and extremists, in interview with television he used the language when he discussed the group claiming responsibility for the bombing. what you have seen in terms of radical islam is an approach that says any effort to modernize and effort to provide basic human rights or efforts to democratize are somehow anti-islam. i think that is absolutely wrong. i think the vast majority people of the islamic faith reject that. i think the people of africa reject it. after the failed bombing, the president counter
on the u.s. revenge attack. the video will, but was not say when it was recorded. he also says he has video of him leading with pakistan leaders. he pleaded guilty last month for attempting to set off the bomb in new york city. >>> coming up on fox 5 morning news this $100 bill looks pretty real, but take a closer look. fake $100 bills and police say they found a lot of them. >>> also coming up in just a few moments, we'll get you the latest on the forecast. we'll tell you about that. julie is going to take a look at this morning's rush hour as well. fox 5 morning news will be right back. it is 5:11.  this doesn't have to be our future. not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - instead of losing those jobs to other countries. if you want to change america's energy future, call your senators and tell them to support clean energy legislation now. >>> if you know the answer, if not you
with this bombshell admission considering another u.s. tragedy. remember these pictures? the energy giant is now confirming they lobie the british government for the prison transfer of convicted terrorists hundred dollars the pan am lockerbie bombing that killed 189 americans. remember this story in al magrahi received a welcome when he went it libba and that was -- to libya and that was disturbing to the family of the people who died inta crash. the transfer of this prisoner was justified by the doctor's report that al magrahi had only month toss live but it turned out he could actually live a lot longer than that, many people not sul that surprised by that -- not all that surprised tpwhaeu ascertain, bp saying they played for role in the discussions for al-magrahi's actual freedom but lobbied the government and trying to advance the business interests about the -- with the libyan government. the pan am crash killed all 270 people on board. bill: now developments now in the sizzling controversy whether or not the justice department is enforcing voting right laws on behalf of all americans. the
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